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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere,” community organizer Jen Deweerth said to a crowd of 75 people holding candles outside Rome’s City Hall.She was quoting from the works of … more
WESTMORELAND — Four-month-old Connor Smith cooed just as the Rev. Dr. Tom Hast exhorted his flock to celebrate the life God has given them. The congregation chuckled at the serendipitous little … more
Westmoreland had always been a relatively peaceful town until July 2, 1954 when a UFO shot down an Air Force jet and made it crash into Walesville corners.I’m joking…maybe. We have a truly … more
WESTMORELAND — The fundraiser on June 2 for the Westmoreland Town Pool was the most successful test in terms of attendance and in money raised, according to the organization’s founder and … more
WESTMORELAND — There’s been an on-going controversy over how the Town of Westmoreland got its name.Several insist it has to do with the fact that the nation’s first president, George … more
“Something very tragic happened here in March 1843,” Chuck Bolin said pointing to a grave in the Westmoreland Union Cemetery. “A man named Silas Beckwith Jr. died on the 14, his wife Polly died … more
CLINTON — In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which is observed on June 1, a group of Clinton residents held a candlelight vigil at the Village Green to honor those who had lost their … more
WESTMORELAND — There’s a hole in the middle of Westmoreland where we once had a pool.That pool was the center of every kid’s summer and a place where we made memories and had fun. It is so … more
More than 60 people gathered for a candle light vigil on the Westmoreland Village Green Saturday, May 12 to take a stand and speak out against the Ku Klux Klan recruitment literature that was … more
On Feb. 29, 1960, Fred Bailey was up all night praying at Houghton College, in Allegheny County. “It was a life or death moment,” he recalled. “I knew I had to do something or my life would be … more
This year Westmo will be going red, white, and Brindisi blue! It’s been such a great pleasure getting to know Anthony Brindisi, our candidate for U.S. Congress.Last week, my partner Jim and I … more
“Learning to read music is like learning to read another language,” Melinda Leising explained to me over coffee. “You have to learn what the symbols mean, you have to flex different muscles, … more
WESTMORELAND — Town native Margery Mahanna was recently awarded the first Democratic Committee #BeMoreWestmo Lifetime Achievement Award.Mahanna arrived in Westmoreland in 1950 when she married her … more
When Anthony Scalise III was five years old his grandfather got him off the bus and told him that his father would be away for a while. That was September 11, 2001.Anthony was too young to understand … more
Denise Szarek is unique among candidates for the Westmoreland Board of Education — she is someone who actually survived a school shooting.It happened on June 16, 1970, four days before her high … more
Westmoreland is a bigger town than people often realize, with over 6,100 people at the last census. But it’s a one-party town and that’s not healthy for democracy.So, all of us on the … more
So far I have had a great early spring in Westmoreland. Around St. Patrick’s Day, I had such a fun time emceeing and calling numbers with my friend Scott Tarkowski at the St. Patrick’s Day bingo … more
Those of us from Westmoreland or Clinton will always remember what a thrill it was to watch Ryan Quinn, who has lived at different times in both our towns, perform “Can’t Find My Way Home” on … more
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